April 1, 2020
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TD after TD  stood up in the Dail last week and declared that the people had spoken. Many said the verdict of the electorate was clear. Absolutely clear, said Brendan Howlin. Totally clear, said Pearse Doherty. Really? I don’t think so. The people have spoken but, so far as clarity goes, they might have been talking in the language of the ancient Aztecs or Incas.
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Fine Gael candidate Patrick O’Neill has been eliminated from the race for the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency after the fifth count at the Lyrath Estate tonight. Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness is now just 73 votes from reaching the 12,272 quota to be confirmed as the second TD to be returned in the constituency after Sinn Féin’s […]
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Outspoken Kilkenny TD John McGuinness piled the pressure on Micheál Martin again after he challenged his party leader to speak to Fine Gael and Sinn Fein about forming a new Government. Speaking as he was looking set to claim the second seat in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency at the count centre tonight, Deputy McGuinness urged Fianna […]
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Kathleen Funchion made history this evening after she became the first ever female TD representing the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency to be re-elected to Dáil Eireann. The Sinn Féin deputy topped the local poll in spectacular fashion after she secured just under 24% of the first preference vote, leaving her Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael rivals trailing […]
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Fianna Fáil duo John McGuinness and his Carlow-based party colleague Jennifer Murnane O’Connor (pictured below) are looking safe bets to win seats to the 33rd Dáil after the completed tallies indicate they will poll 14.5% and 12.5% respectively. They are set to take the second and third seats in the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency, trailing Sinn Féin’s […]